Rancho Santa Fe Foundation welcomes three new directors


Since 1981, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has been helping people put their charitable vision into action through charitable funds and strategic, collaborative philanthropy. As the RSF Foundation continues to expand its community impact, building on the $53 million dollars of grants it has made in the past 15 years alone, it welcomes new directors Ed Blodgett, Kevin Crawford and Robert Stine.

Ed Blodgett has more than 30 years of experience in securities trading at several firms, including Shearson Lehman American Express and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He has just retired as a partner and director of the Private Client Group at Brandes Investment Partners. He is a graduate of Cornell University. Blodgett serves on the boards of the View Community Center in Old Forge, N.Y., and the Coastal Community Foundation in Encinitas.

Kevin Crawford is president and CEO of United Way of San Diego County, where he served on the board from 2008-2014. Before the United Way, he was interim city manager for the city of Carlsbad and the fire chief for the city of Carlsbad. Crawford’s leadership and management experience include some of the largest wildland fires in California’s history, as well as command responsibilities during the 9/11 attack in New York City and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He holds a JD degree from Western Sierra Law School, and his undergraduate degree is from Santa Ana College. Crawford also serves on the board of directors of LEAD San Diego and 2-1-1 San Diego.

Robert Stine recently retired from Tejon Ranch Company, where he had been president and CEO since 1996. Before joining the Tejon Ranch Company, Stine served with the Collins Companies in San Diego as CFO, COO, and then CEO during his 17 years at the company. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University. Stine serves as a director of Tejon Ranch Company; PacWest Bancorp; Valley Republic Bank in Bakersfield; and the California Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and is active with its Community Development Council. For his work in natural resource planning and conservation of Tejon Ranch, Stine received the California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is an independent public charity that stewards philanthropic resources from individual and institutional donors. The RSF Foundation enables donors to create charitable funds, based on their philanthropic interests, which address a wide range of issues throughout San Diego County and around the world.